This film is in line with the national expectations for Religious Education as outlined by the non-statutory guidelines for RE. Learning objectives for levels 1-8 in both attainment targets, Learning about Religions & Learning from Religions can be drawn from this film.
Students should be able to recognize, identify, describe and show understanding of the features of religious life and practice in Christianity. They should also be able to explain the beliefs and teachings arising from the film and relate some religious practices seen here to the lifestyles of the worshippers.
By comparing the lifestyles of Christians with their own, and identifying what influences these people of faith, students should be able to come to a greater appreciation of what it is to be a person of faith and the importance it holds for that person.
1. The Baptist Church has distinct features. What are they? To what extent are the features in this church linked to the beliefs of the congregation? How is the importance of the Bible reflected in the design of the church?
2. How does worship in the Baptist Church try to meet the needs of the modern world? Does worship have to be like the way you saw here? If you had the chance to make changes, what would you do?
3. Christian worship is congregational. What does this mean? In what ways does the church bring people of various ages together? What aspects of fellowship would you consider important for a church to have?